Free workshop: XRD for research and other orthogonal data analytical methods

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Malvern Panalytical is proud to collaborate with IIT Jammu in this 2 day free workshop. Malvern Panalytical scientists as well as invited guest speakers from renowned universities within India will not share their research but also experience. The focus is on batterynanomaterialsthin film coating applications. They will discuss their research applications, data analysis and implications. The characterization methods covered will include phase analysis using X-ray diffraction, nanoparticle analysis using small angle X-ray scattering(SAXS) and particle size analysis using Laser diffraction.

Each participant who participates for the 2 full day workshop will receive a:

  • certificate of attendance
  • free trial version of the latest version of HighScore Plus XRD software by Malvern Panalytical (v5.0)

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Watch the recordings of the workshop

  • Day 1 morning: battery research applications
  • Day 1 afternoon: XRD data analysis on HighScore Plus software. Click here
  • Day 1 afternoon: XRD experiments on the intelligent X-ray diffractometer, Empyrean. Click here
  • Day 2 morning: Thin films analysis, XRD data analysis and other orthogonal methods like particle size characterization. Click here
  • Day 2 afternoon: Nanomaterials characterization using SAXS and non-ambient XRD research. Click here

6 July: Battery experiments and analysis 

Time ISTTopicPresenter
9.00amIntroduction and Welcome

Prof. Manoj Singh Gaur
IIT Jammu  

Prof. Dinesh Pandya
IIT Jammu 

Prof. Vijayan Pallippattu
IIT Jammu 

9.15amKeynote talk on battery and energy storage devicesDr Rahul Salunkhe
IIT Jammu
10.30amPractical applications of XRD and particle size/shape studies on battery materialsDr P Basak
IICT Hyderabad
11.30amBattery materials characterization: using complementary techniquesDr Umesh Tiwari
Global Manger for Advanced Materials, Malvern Panalytical
1.15pmXRD data analysis: intro to PXRD phase ID, quantification including RIR, Rietveld analysis etcDr Sandeep Nagar
XRD Application Specialist, Malvern Panalytical
2.30pmDemo: Advanced XRD experiments for powder & thin film samples on the intelligent multi-purpose Empyrean series 3 with multi-core opticsDr Sandeep Nagar
XRD Application Specialist, Malvern Panalytical
3.30pmQuestions and answers

7 July: Thin film, nanomaterials and advanced applications

Time ISTTopicPresenter
9.30amImportance of understanding particle size and shape in materials characterizationDr Anand Tadas
Application Specialist, Malvern Panalytical
10.45amThin films characterization advanced XRDDr Ashish Garg
IIT Kanpur
11.30amXRD data analysis continued: tutorials and case studiesDr Sandeep Nagar
XRD Application Specialist, Malvern Panalytical
1.30pmNanomaterials research with Small-Angle X-ray ScatteringDr Mangesh Mahajan
XRD Application Specialist, Malvern Panalytical
2.45pmAdvanced XRD studies using in-situ non-ambient experimentsDr Mangesh Mahajan
XRD Application Specialist, Malvern Panalytical
3.45pmQuestions and answers / Closing remarks

Prof. Vijayan Pallippattu
IIT Jammu

Dr Rahul Salunkhe 
IIT Jammu



Prof Ashish Garg, Sustainable Energy Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)

Prior to Prof Garg's appointment, he was with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of IITK from 2003 until 2020. He is also the coordinator of ‘Rice-IITK Collaborative Center’ at IITK, joint center of Rice University and IITK. Ashish Garg obtained his PhD degree in Materials Science and Metallurgy from University of Cambridge in 2002, followed by an independent Research Fellowship at Downing College, Cambridge before joining IIT Kanpur in 2003. He has also had brief stints at Tata Special Steels limited (Mumbai) in 1995-1996, Infineon Technologies (Germany) in May-July 2005, and at RMIT University, Melbourne and CSIRO (Clayton) during 2008-2012. He has also served as the Head of the Department of Materials Engineering and Professor-in-Charge of faculty affairs at IIT Jodhpur in 2016-17.  

His group’s current research interests are in materials and devices related to energy conversion from solar energy, batteries, energy harvesting using piezoelectrics, triboelectrics and magnetoelectrics and data storage. He has been associated with several national and international collaborations, is co-author of more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, co-invented 10 patents and has guided over 10 PhD and over 30 masters students. He is recipient of MRSI Medal lecture, Ramanna fellowship, Australia India science and technology awards, Endeavour Fellowship and INSA and UP government’s Young Scientist awards. He is a passionate teacher and has taught a variety of courses. Some of his courses are also online, prepared under National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) of Government of India.

Dr Umesh Tiwari, Global Manager for Advanced Materials, Malvern Panalytical

Dr Tiwari takes care of Malvern Panalytical's analytical solutions and imparting knowledge within the advanced materials industries. These include research and manufacturing of batteries, thin films, specialty chemicals, powder metallurgy, as well as environmental monitoring. 

Dr Tiwari has a career within Malvern Panalytical that spans almost 20 years. He has been closely associated with generic pharmaceuticals, thin films and batteries across the Asia pacific region. A physicist by education, he has profound knowledge of various X-ray analytical techniques and the intricacies of method development with regulatory compliance. He has co-authored nearly 25 research papers during his carrier as a research scientist. 

Dr Sandeep Nagar, National Application Specialist for X-ray Diffraction, Malvern Panalytical

Dr Nagar completed his PhD in the field of multiferroic thin films manufacturing and characterization from KTH Sweden in 2012. He spent 6 years conducting research at the departments of Physical Sciences and Electronics Engineering at Amity University Noida as well as G D Goenka University Gurgaon. In 2018, Dr Nagar joined Malvern Panalytical as the National XRD Application Specialist. In his role, he has been helping numerous customers across industries; from academia, to metals, to cement, polymers, specialty chemicals and more. He not only provides applications advice to customers in choosing the relevant X-ray diffractometer for their application. In addition, he provides training so that they further optimize their XRD for research and QC purposes.  

Dr Anand Tadas, Regional Application Specialist, Morphology products  

Dr Anand Tads has been associated with Malvern Panalytical for more than 15 years. Anand received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (colloidal science) from Mumbai India (TIFR). He is a proud holder of 03 patents on inert metal processing which are licensed. He has also as guided 4 students for their Masters (M.Tech) programmes. Dr Tadas is presently focusing on using the orthogonal characterization of materials particularly in the delivery applications across different sectors. He shares his knowledge with various industry members, spanning from pharmaceuticals, academia research, batteries, paints and coatings and more.  

Pour en savoir plus

*Complimentary entry upon registration*

Benefit from our 2 day interactive learning workshop:

  • Learn the basics of powder XRD, SAXS, particle size analysis using laser diffraction
  • Pick up tips on how to properly prepare your samples, ensure optimized measurement conditions and good data quality
  • Learn how to perform PXRD analysis including Rietveld refinement and other phase quantification methods using Malvern Panalytical's latest version of HighScore Plus software
  • Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance
  • And complimentary trial version of our version 5.0 HighScore Plus software